Sunday, January 8, 2012
Barrio Cafe2814 North 16th Street Phoenix, AZ 85006
Check out www.cenpho.com to isee images of the Calle 16 Mural Project and learn about this message created by Artist Gennaro Garcia and Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza of the Barrio Cafe, Phoenix, AZ.
PS. Salcido’s Mexican food creations at Barrio Cafe are out of this world. If you haven’t been…get to.

Barrio Cafe
2814 North 16th Street Phoenix, AZ 85006

Check out www.cenpho.com to isee images of the Calle 16 Mural Project and learn about this message created by Artist Gennaro Garcia and Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza of the Barrio Cafe, Phoenix, AZ.

PS. Salcido’s Mexican food creations at Barrio Cafe are out of this world. If you haven’t been…get to.

Saturday, September 10, 2011
#47, For the Tequila Lovers on Flickr.
#47, For the Tequila LoversLos Sombreros2534 North Scottsdale RoadScottsdale, AZ 85257If you are a lover of tequila, you must visit Los Sombreros. The high end Mexican restaurant/cantina is a popular South Scottsdale hangout for the laid back crowd.The cuisine is classy central Mexican Sit at the outside bar in springtime and you will experience pure bliss. Knowledgeable and authentic bartenders will help you pick wisely from the 50 premium tequilas and mescals.Update: They recently changed up the menu and we are excited to see the new treats. Check out this article. http://www.azcentral.com/thingstodo/dining/articles/2011/09/02/20110902los-sombreros-scottsdale-updates-menu.html

#47, For the Tequila Lovers on Flickr.

#47, For the Tequila Lovers
Los Sombreros

2534 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85257

If you are a lover of tequila, you must visit Los Sombreros. The high end Mexican restaurant/cantina is a popular South Scottsdale hangout for the laid back crowd.The cuisine is classy central Mexican Sit at the outside bar in springtime and you will experience pure bliss. Knowledgeable and authentic bartenders will help you pick wisely from the 50 premium tequilas and mescals.

Update: They recently changed up the menu and we are excited to see the new treats. Check out this article.

http://www.azcentral.com/thingstodo/dining/articles/2011/09/02/20110902los-sombreros-scottsdale-updates-menu.html

Friday, September 9, 2011
#45, Faded Glory, The Westward Ho on Flickr.
#45, Faded Glory, The Westward Ho3/20/2010618 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ.In 1928, the Westard Ho Hotel was the tallest building constructed in Phoenix. The large radio antenna, mounted asymmetrically, reaches a height more than twice that of the building itself.The luxury hotel was the hottest in town and hosted the rich and famous regularly. People like Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe hung out at the pool. The Ho saw its glory up to 1979, when the hotel closed its doors. In 1981 the building was reconstructed to house the lower income elderly, which it currently caters. The antenna, once used by KPHO, is no longer active.A couple of fun facts. George Carlin stayed in the Ho the last time he visited Phoenix, prior to his death. The hotel was not featured in the original Psycho movie, it was the Jefferson Hotel. The Ho was featured in the Psycho remake with Anne Heche.Once a hopping hotel. Now serves the community and remains a significan icon along the the Phoenix skyline.Map: www.mapquest.com/maps?city=Phoenix&state=AZ&addre…Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westward_Ho_(Phoenix)

#45, Faded Glory, The Westward Ho on Flickr.

#45, Faded Glory, The Westward Ho

3/20/2010

618 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ.

In 1928, the Westard Ho Hotel was the tallest building constructed in Phoenix. The large radio antenna, mounted asymmetrically, reaches a height more than twice that of the building itself.

The luxury hotel was the hottest in town and hosted the rich and famous regularly. People like Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe hung out at the pool. The Ho saw its glory up to 1979, when the hotel closed its doors. In 1981 the building was reconstructed to house the lower income elderly, which it currently caters. The antenna, once used by KPHO, is no longer active.

A couple of fun facts. George Carlin stayed in the Ho the last time he visited Phoenix, prior to his death. The hotel was not featured in the original Psycho movie, it was the Jefferson Hotel. The Ho was featured in the Psycho remake with Anne Heche.

Once a hopping hotel. Now serves the community and remains a significan icon along the the Phoenix skyline.

Map: www.mapquest.com/maps?city=Phoenix&state=AZ&addre…

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westward_Ho_(Phoenix)

Thursday, September 8, 2011
45, Going to the Quinceañera on Flickr.
45, Going to the QuinceañeraA couple, walking to a their niece’s Quinceañera in held at the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix in downtown. in some Latin American societies is a Quinceañera is a coming of age ceremony held on a girl’s fifteenth birthday, comparable to a Sweet Sixteen celebration.www.diocesephoenix.org/main.html

45, Going to the Quinceañera on Flickr.

45, Going to the Quinceañera

A couple, walking to a their niece’s Quinceañera in held at the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix in downtown. in some Latin American societies is a Quinceañera is a coming of age ceremony held on a girl’s fifteenth birthday, comparable to a Sweet Sixteen celebration.

www.diocesephoenix.org/main.html

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
#44, Waterfalls in the Desert on Flickr.
#44, Waterfalls in the DesertArizona Falls, formed by a natural 20-foot drop along the Arizona Canal between56th and 58th streets and Indian School Road. Arizona Falls generates up to 750 kilowatts of clean, renewable electricity, which can power up to 150 homes. The roof of the new turbine building and the adjacent shade structure will house solar panels to power ceiling fans on the public deck. The new Arizona Falls combines art, history and technology to generate clean electricity from the canal’s waterfall. Source: www.srpnet.com/water/canals/azfalls.aspxMap: www.mapquest.com/mq/7-ZG9K

#44, Waterfalls in the Desert on Flickr.

#44, Waterfalls in the Desert

Arizona Falls, formed by a natural 20-foot drop along the Arizona Canal between56th and 58th streets and Indian School Road.

Arizona Falls generates up to 750 kilowatts of clean, renewable electricity, which can power up to 150 homes. The roof of the new turbine building and the adjacent shade structure will house solar panels to power ceiling fans on the public deck.

The new Arizona Falls combines art, history and technology to generate clean electricity from the canal’s waterfall.

Source: www.srpnet.com/water/canals/azfalls.aspx

Map: www.mapquest.com/mq/7-ZG9K

Sunday, September 4, 2011
#43, Remembering Jimmy O’Conner a “Guiding Light for The Irish Culutral Center on Flickr.
1106 N Central AvePhoenix, AZ 85004True Irish heritage is celebrated daily at the Irish Cultural Center. The Irish Cultural Center is owned and maintained by the city of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department. Through a unique partnership, the non-profit Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation organizes and offers the special events and educational programs associated with the center. One of the founding contributors of the Cultural Center was Jimmy O’Connor. Jimmy was also the owner of a well known Irish pub in Phoenix, called O’Connor’s. The Center saw him as a light for the Irish Center throughout the years.Sadly, Jimmy O’Connor passed away March 14, 2010, just three days prior to his annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration at O’Connor’s. Mr. O’Connor’s life will be remembered on March 19, 2010. That day, the Irish Cultural Center will be closed for remembrance.www.azirish.org

#43, Remembering Jimmy O’Conner a “Guiding Light for The Irish Culutral Center on Flickr.

1106 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004

True Irish heritage is celebrated daily at the Irish Cultural Center. The Irish Cultural Center is owned and maintained by the city of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department. Through a unique partnership, the non-profit Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation organizes and offers the special events and educational programs associated with the center.

One of the founding contributors of the Cultural Center was Jimmy O’Connor. Jimmy was also the owner of a well known Irish pub in Phoenix, called O’Connor’s. The Center saw him as a light for the Irish Center throughout the years.

Sadly, Jimmy O’Connor passed away March 14, 2010, just three days prior to his annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration at O’Connor’s. Mr. O’Connor’s life will be remembered on March 19, 2010. That day, the Irish Cultural Center will be closed for remembrance.

www.azirish.org

Saturday, September 3, 2011
#42 Doing it Doggy Style - Wag N’ Wash on Flickr.
#42 Doing it Doggy Style - Wag-N-Wash4230 North 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ‎I love the Wag-N-Wash. Located on funky 7th Ave. in Phoenix, this boutique store/pet deli/do it yourself dog wash/groomer is the only one of its kind in Arizona. I hate spending money at the groomer. But, I also hate messing up my bathtub to wash my dirty pug. The Wag-N-Wash provides indoor washrooms equipped with grooming equipment for customers to use on their dogs. The owners of this store are very nice and helpful. In fact, they were quick to help me find an inexpensive dog food that will alleviate my pug’s digestion issues.Shop Local: www.wagnwash.com/

#42 Doing it Doggy Style - Wag N’ Wash on Flickr.

#42 Doing it Doggy Style - Wag-N-Wash

4230 North 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ‎

I love the Wag-N-Wash. Located on funky 7th Ave. in Phoenix, this boutique store/pet deli/do it yourself dog wash/groomer is the only one of its kind in Arizona.

I hate spending money at the groomer. But, I also hate messing up my bathtub to wash my dirty pug. The Wag-N-Wash provides indoor washrooms equipped with grooming equipment for customers to use on their dogs.

The owners of this store are very nice and helpful. In fact, they were quick to help me find an inexpensive dog food that will alleviate my pug’s digestion issues.

Shop Local: www.wagnwash.com/

Friday, September 2, 2011
#41 Copenhaver Castle - A Fancy Fixer Upper on Flickr.
#41 Copenhaver Castle - A Fancy Fixer UpperAlmost every Phoenician kid I know has taken a drive up Red Rock Road on Camelback mountain to catch a glimpse of the castle. If you were chased away by the Phoenix P.D., you got an up close look at one of Phoenix’s most popular and intriguing properties. The castle was designed after medieval architecture, featuring large stone walls, round towers, and arched windows. In the 1970’s, the castle was built over twelve years by a Phoenix orthodontist. The castle has sat vacant for a long period of time. In the early 2000’s, the castle was listed for sale at $10,000,000. Thanks to Phoenix’s crashing housing market, the castle can be yours for a mere $3,500,000. Apparently, there is a lot of interior work needed on this HUD home. In October 2009, the castle made Forbes list of “America’s Strange Homes for Sale.”Check it out here: www.mapquest.com/mq/3-M7EMZF4mBmoD

#41 Copenhaver Castle - A Fancy Fixer Upper on Flickr.

#41 Copenhaver Castle - A Fancy Fixer Upper

Almost every Phoenician kid I know has taken a drive up Red Rock Road on Camelback mountain to catch a glimpse of the castle. If you were chased away by the Phoenix P.D., you got an up close look at one of Phoenix’s most popular and intriguing properties.

The castle was designed after medieval architecture, featuring large stone walls, round towers, and arched windows. In the 1970’s, the castle was built over twelve years by a Phoenix orthodontist.

The castle has sat vacant for a long period of time. In the early 2000’s, the castle was listed for sale at $10,000,000.

Thanks to Phoenix’s crashing housing market, the castle can be yours for a mere $3,500,000. Apparently, there is a lot of interior work needed on this HUD home.

In October 2009, the castle made Forbes list of “America’s Strange Homes for Sale.”

Check it out here:
www.mapquest.com/mq/3-M7EMZF4mBmoD

Thursday, September 1, 2011
#40 Red Bull on Flickr.
7137 East Main Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251Bronzed artwork in front of Leslie Levy Fine Art in Scottsdale. This sculpture is goes for a mere $22,400. Leslie Levy’s gallerie was established in 1977 and is one of the oldest galleries in Arizona. www.leslielevy.com/orig_art_view.php?id=jburn #Come like us on Facebook. www.facebook.com/amybrownphotography

#40 Red Bull on Flickr.

7137 East Main Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Bronzed artwork in front of Leslie Levy Fine Art in Scottsdale. This sculpture is goes for a mere $22,400. Leslie Levy’s gallerie was established in 1977 and is one of the oldest galleries in Arizona.

www.leslielevy.com/orig_art_view.php?id=jburn #

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011
#39 Modified Arts on Flickr.
407 East Roosevelt StreetPhoenix, AZ 85004Modified Arts is one of the original galleries to spawn the art scene in downtown Phoenix. For years, Modified served as a venue for indie rock bands. In late 2009, Modified converted from music venue to a full time art gallery. Now the musicians hang outside.www.modified.org/maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&source=hp& ie=UTF8&…If you like this, you’ll love our Facebook page.www.facebook.com/amybrownphotography

#39 Modified Arts on Flickr.

407 East Roosevelt Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Modified Arts is one of the original galleries to spawn the art scene in downtown Phoenix. For years, Modified served as a venue for indie rock bands. In late 2009, Modified converted from music venue to a full time art gallery. Now the musicians hang outside.

www.modified.org/

maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&source=hp& ie=UTF8&…

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